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Cornerstones for Professionalism,9780132789349

Cornerstones for Professionalism

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Edition:
2nd
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9780132789349

ISBN10:
0132789345
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/28/2012
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

The Second Edition is written specifically for college students who are preparing to go into the workforce. Cornerstones for Professionalism prepares students for the workplace through a wide variety of techniques and strategies and shows them how to continue their upward mobility once on the job. Significantly expanded and updated to cover every aspect of the graduate's role in the workplace, the book focuses on a full gamut of preparation skills designed to assist students in getting the right job and maximizing their performance. It is filled with timely information including ethics development, personal financial management, goal setting strategies, priority and stress management related to the workplace, navigation of the human resource management maze, delivering excellent customer service techniques, working effectively with multigenerational colleagues, functioning on a global virtual team, using technology to work more productively, managing conflict and difficult people, finding the right career and driving productivity, and learning to navigate change while in a career. Unique features include Digital Briefcase Šand Professionals from the Field. Among several new chapters, Understanding Financial Intelligenceand Effective Communications for the Social Media Generationare sure to benefit students.

Author Biography

Dr. Robert M. Sherfield is currently a Professor in the School of Arts and Letters at The College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.  He is a nationally recognized educator, writer, and speaker having spent the past 26 years working with faculty development, first year student success programs, student motivation, and retention.

 

An award-winning educator, Robb was named Educator of the Year at the College of Southern Nevada.  He twice received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award from The University of South Carolina at Union and has received numerous  other awards and nominations for classroom instruction and advisement. 

 

He has authored and co-authored over 30 texts and trade books including:

·        Cornerstones for College Success (including the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Concise, Custom, Delhi, and Canadian Editions)

·        Cornerstones for Community College Success

·        Case Studies for the First Year

·        The Everything® Self-Esteem Book

 

Robb has also been guest speaker and delivered keynote addresses to over 400 institutions of higher education across American in 46 states.  He has spoken to The Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Washington, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Jersey, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arizona Private/Career College Associations.

 

Dr. Patricia G. Moody is Dean Emerita of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, where she served on the faculty and in administration for over 30 years. An award-winning educator, Pat was honored as Distinguished Educator of the Year at her college and as Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association.  She was also a top-five finalist for the Amoco Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina. She received the prestigious John Robert Gregg Award, the highest honor in her field of over 100,000 educators.

 

Pat has co-authored many texts and simulations including: Solving the Professional Development Puzzle: 101 Solutions for Career and Life Planning, Cornerstones for College Success, 365 Things I Learned in College, Capstone: Succeeding Beyond College, Case Studies for the First Year: An Odyssey into Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Cornerstone:  Opening Doors to Career Success.

 

A nationally known motivational speaker, consultant, and author, Pat has spoken in most states, has been invited to speak in several foreign countries, and frequently keynotes national and regional conventions. She has presented her signature, motivational keynote address, “Fly Like an Eagle” to tens of thousands of people, from Olympic athletes to corporate executives to high school students.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: MANAGING YOU

Chapter 1    DISCOVER: Discover Who You Are

Chapter 2    BUILD: Building a Strong Character with Impeccable Ethics

Chapter 3    PROSPER: Understanding Financial Intelligence

Chapter 4    GROW: Building a Life Plan Through Goal Setting

 

PART TWO: MANAGING YOUR LIFE

Chapter 5    PRIORITIZE: Strategies for Managing Priority and Stress

Chapter 6    SOCIALIZE: Avoid Workplace Landmines and Perfect Your Social Image

Chapter 7    MANAGE: Navigating the Human Resource Maze

Chapter 8    SERVE: Maximizing Customer Service and Productivity in the Workplace

 

PART THREE: MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS

Chapter 9      COMMUNICATE: Effective Communication for the Social Media Generation

Chapter 10    RELATE: Relationships, Diversity, and Multigenerational Distinctions

Chapter 11    LEAD: Teamwork - How to Lead and How to Follow

Chapter 12    RELATE: Managing Conflict and Dealing with Difficult People

 

PART FOUR: MANAGING CAREER

Chapter 13    CONNECT: Working with Technology in a Knowledge Economy

Chapter 14    PLAN: Creating a Dynamic Employment Package and Job Search Plan

Chapter 15    INTERVIEW: Interviewing Like a Pro

Chapter 16    CHANGE: Directing Your Life Through Continuous Positive Change

 



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